Archive for October, 2011

Verizon HTC Rezound unboxed early (video)

October 31, 2011

WorldOfJohnboy, who appears to be a tester of sorts, has unboxed a “pre-production” model of the soon to be Verizon-bound HTC Rezound, formerly known as the Vigor. The Rezound features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch 720p HD display, an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, Beats...
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AT&T announces HTC Vivid, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket smartphones with 4G LTE and November 6th release

October 31, 2011

AT&T surprised the smartphone world today by unexpectedly announcing their first two 4G LTE-equipped Android smartphones, the HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. Both devices will be available at AT&T retail stores and online starting November 6th for $199.99 and $249.99, respectively. Those lving in Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Athens, Ga.,...
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Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch Software Review (video)

October 31, 2011

In this video, we review the software of Sprint’s Samsung Epic 4G Touch Android smartphone. This Galaxy S II variant runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread with Samsung’s custom TouchWiz 4.0 UX. As you will see in the video above, Samsung’s in-house 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos processor enables this device to power through just about everything. In...
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Wind-up Knight Android platformer game (video review)

October 29, 2011

In this video, we review Wind-up Knight for Android. It’s a fun, action-packed running platformer with excellent gameplay. Your character basically auto-runs while you jump, attack, duck and block using on-screen buttons. You can find the demo in the Android Market, and if you like it, you can purchase additional levels for a few...
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AT&T Samsung Focus S, Flash Windows Phones hit Nov. 6

October 28, 2011

AT&T has finally announced release details for the Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash Windows Phones. The former will cost $199.99 and the latter priced at just $49.99 – both with two year agreements and available on November 6th. Check out some press shots and specs below. Samsung Focus S The Samsung Focus S...
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Flexible screens coming to Samsung smartphones in 2012

October 28, 2011

Earlier in the week, we posted about the prototype Nokia Kinetic Device that was displayed at Nokia World 2011. That device sports an innovative flexible display that allows users to navigate the interface by simply bending and twisting the screen. Well, Samsung wants to remind everyone that they have a flexible mobile display of...
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Samsung device list for Android 4.0 ICS updates

October 28, 2011

The Galaxy Nexus will come preloaded with Ice Cream Sandwich on-board and the Nexus S will get an update to it within a few weeks thereafter. Those two Samsung smartphones are Google-backed Nexus devices though. What about Samsung’s own handsets? Apparently, Samsung Italy has confirmed which high-end devices will get an upgrade to Android...
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Air Penguin Android and iPhone game (video review)

October 28, 2011

In this video, we review a relatively new game, called Air Penguin. It’s by Gamevil, the same great minds behind popular titles like Baseball Superstars 2011, ILLUSIA, KAMI RETRO, Soccer Superstars, and the Zenonia RPG series. This one is more of a pick-up and play style of casual gaming. In this game, the goal...
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This is the Motorola DROID 4 (photos, specs)

October 27, 2011

A few photos of the Verizon Wireless-bound Motorola DROID 4 have leaked out. The tipster claims it has the best slide-out QWERTY keyboard they have “ever seen on a smartphone.” You can also see that it has the angled corners, like on the Droid RAZR and it also supports 4G LTE. Check out more...
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Sony to buy out Ericsson to become sole owner

October 27, 2011

Sony has announced that they will acquire Ericsson’s fifty percent stake in the Sony Ericsson partnership to become the sole owner of the brand that’s responsible for so many smartphones over the years. Ericsson will receive €1.05 billion and the deal provides Sony with a broad intellectual property (IP) cross-licensing agreement covering all products...
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Nokia Drive demoed on Lumia 800 Windows Phone

October 26, 2011

Nokia Drive Product Manager, Adrien, took a few moments with Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph at Nokia World 2011 to demo the new voice-guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation app that’s preloaded on the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 Windows Phones. Check out Nokia Drive in action on the Lumia 800 in the video above. Nokia Drive: Changing...
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Corning Lotus Glass to compliment Gorilla Glass

October 26, 2011

Corning has made quite a name for themselves with their Gorilla Glass brand of hardened display technology. At FPD International in Yokohama, Japan, Corning has now announced Lotus Glass. The environmentally friendly and high-performance display glass supports both organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays and next generation liquid crystal displays (LCD), which are found on...
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Sprint nets 1.3 million new subs, loses $301 million in Q3

October 26, 2011

Sprint announced their third quarter 2011 results today. The third largest wireless retailer in the nation again had a losing quarter with a net loss of $301 million; however, that amount is significantly lower than the $911 million lost in Q3 of 2010. On a more positive note, Sprint added 1.3 million total net...
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Nokia Music demoed on Lumia 800 Windows Phone (video)

October 26, 2011

Microsoft’s Windows Phone division takes a look at Nokia Music and Mix Radio on the newly announced Lumia 800 smartphone. According to Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph, “it takes the things that you already love about Zune – millions of tracks to download, personalization, and great audio quality – and extends it to make your music...
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Kinectimals demoed on Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Phone

October 26, 2011

Today, at Nokia World 2011, Microsoft gave a quick demo of Kinectimals on a Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Phone. The app isn’t available just yet, although it’s mentioned to be coming very soon, but the demo shows how you can transfer your game from smartphone to Xbox 360, or the other way around, using...
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